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WISEMANS PRICE SLASH STUNS SCOTTISH DAIRY SECTOR

The Scottish dairy sector is reeling after the announcement that major Scottish-based milk processor Robert Wiseman Dairies is to slash the price paid to its farmer suppliers for the second time in three months.

29/06/2012

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EU SEMINAR SPELLS OUT CAP REFORM RISKS

A European Parliament seminar has outlined how reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the switch to area-based payments has the potential to generate significant redistribution across all Scottish farming sectors.

29/06/2012

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NFUS CALLS FOR NVZ RULES TO FOCUS ON SCIENCE

NFU Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to focus on the science before bringing forward changes to the Action Programme that producers in Scotland’s Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) are obliged to comply with.

27/06/2012

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NFUS BOARD SET FOR SUPERMARKET SWEEP

NFU Scotland’s directors are to spend time examining the Scottish food chain all the way from the farm to the shop shelf.

22/06/2012

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UNION TARGETS SCOTTISH DAIRY SECTOR GROWTH

NFU Scotland is working with others to ensure that when milk quotas are removed Scottish producers can fulfil both their potential and their ambition.

21/06/2012

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NFUS CALLS FOR SMOOTH MOVE TO NEW CAP

NFU Scotland has written to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead on the need for contingency planning to account for the likely delays in agreeing new support arrangements for Scottish farming.

21/06/2012

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NFUS CALLS FOR SCOTTISH PRIORITIES TO BE SUPPORTED IN CAP NEGOTIATIONS

NFU Scotland has written to the UK Secretary of State for Agriculture, Caroline Spelman, highlighting the Scottish priorities that it wants to be kept in mind when CAP Reform negotiations gather pace in the year ahead.

20/06/2012

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Union Strengthens its Livestock Team

NFU Scotland has strengthened its policy team with the appointment of Aberdeenshire farmer’s son, John Sleigh (27) to the position of Livestock Policy Manager.

13/06/2012

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TFF Announces Rent Review Initiative

The Tenant Farming Forum (TFF) has today (Thursday, 7 June) announced the establishment of an independent specialist short-life working group, the Rent Review Working Group (RRWG), to consider specific aspects of agricultural rent review procedures in Scotland.  The four members of the group have been appointed on a personal basis and not on any organisational affiliation.

07/06/2012

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Union Welcomes Farm Focus to Red Tape Review

NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement that Scotland’s investigation into the levels of red tape and bureaucracy in the agricultural sector will primarily focus on the impact at farm level.

06/06/2012

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